The science of dinosaur bones will be the focus of the 7 p.m. Tuesday Science Cafe at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
Paleontologist George Engelmann, a professor of geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will discuss his work dusting off and digging in the Saints and Sinners Quarry at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.
Luncheon to honor north Omaha service
The North Omaha Community Care Council will host its first Community Impact Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Swanson Conference Center, 5370 N. 30th St., on the Fort Omaha Campus of Metropolitan Community College.
The luncheon will honor nonprofit social service agencies, outstanding youth activism and commercial collaboration in service to north Omaha. Former Creighton University and Central High School basketball star Josh Jones will be the keynote speaker.
Bowling event to raise funds for international meeting
The Omaha Ice Bowl Invitational Bowling Tournament, a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO), recently won a bid to host the international annual bowling conference and tournament.
To raise money for the conference, the Omaha IGBO committee will host “Drag Queen Bowling” at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Maplewood Lanes, 3030 N. 101st St. There will be a drag performance from 10 p.m. to midnight with open bowling before, during and after.
Admission to the show is $5 at the door. Unlimited bowling will be $20 per person, which includes tax and shoe rental, or $85 per lane plus tax for up to 12 bowlers.
Nov. 18 deadline nears for service learning grants
ServeNebraska, State Farm and Youth Service America offer service learning grants that engage youths, ages 5 to 25, in addressing community needs.
Nebraska schools, community-based nonprofits and governmental entities can apply at serve.nebraska.gov. Nov. 18 is the deadline to apply. The project period runs Jan. 20, 2014, through April 13, 2014.
Funding is available in two categories:
State Farm grants of $1,000 each for youth-led service learning projects that focus on safety — auto and roadway, teen driver education or home safety, and fire prevention — or education — basic economics, budget counseling and employable skills training.
Youth Service America grants of up to $400 for youth-led service learning projects focusing on community need. Project ideas and resources can be found at gysd.org.
North Omaha jobs to be focus of Monday Forum
The North Omaha First Monday Forum will hear from Ron Kamiski of Laborers Local 1140 at the noon Monday gathering at Chef Mike's in the Lake Point Building, 24th and Lake Streets.
Kamiski will discuss the union and take applications for the Unions' Apprenticeship Program. There also will be job representatives from Walmart at 56th Street and Ames Avenue and NorthStar after-school all-boys program off 49th Street and Ames Avenue.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax